Jim Halverson, a retired interior designer, and his wife, Darlene, live in the Mirabella Seattle retirement community with their amazing 60-year collection of art and memories. The small wood piece, at top, is a fragment from a church in Belgium, dated 1380. The painting at far left is by Paul Horiuchi. “It had been a horizontal collage,” Darlene says. “It works better vertically, so what the heck.” She’s sitting in one of two hand-carved 1959 Venice chairs, which they bought for $25 apiece. “We wouldn’t ever part with these. We’ve recovered them a couple of times,” she says.  (Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times)
Jim Halverson, a retired interior designer, and his wife, Darlene, live in the Mirabella Seattle retirement community with their amazing 60-year collection of art and memories. (Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times)
Northwest Living

The Design of a Lifetime

YOUR PLACE: World travelers turn their retirement-community apartment into a meaningfully curated gallery of their 60-year marriage.  VIEW